Intl. friendly: Cranes hold Super Eagles in Asaba

Cranes Nigeria and Uganda played out a 0-0 draw in an international friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday.

Nigeria and Uganda played out a 0-0 draw in an international friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday.
The two teams carved out chances in the capital city of Delta but failed to convert them.
For Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, he handed opportunities to fringe players in the goalless affair.
Chippa United goalie, Daniel Akpeyi got the nod to start behind the sticks ahead of home based Theophilus Afelokhai in Asaba.
There was a new central defence pairing, with John Ogu and Semi Ajayi the preferred option by coach Rohr.
Alex Iwobi, Mikel Agu and Oghenekaro Etebo played at the middle of the park.
Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze who made his debut in the game thrilled fans with his deft touches and trickery at the right flank.
Despite their dominant display in the first half, Nigeria failed to score. Striker Victor Osimhen missed gilt edged chances as fans were kept at the edge of their seats.
The introduction of Samuel Kalu and Isaac Success couldn’t make the Eagles net the needed goal as the game petted out on the second half.
Uganda were in cloud nine when the match referee signalled the end of proceedings in the keenly contested affair.
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